A local court has acquitted Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Tara in a case registered for attempt to murder and provisions of the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act and the Arms Act at Rupnagar Sadar police station.
Police had registered a case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder),148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 3,4,5 of Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act and Sections 25,54,59 of the Arms Act against Tara and some other persons on December 26,1991.
All other accused have already been acquitted in the case. However, trial against Tara was pending in the court of additional session judge Rupnagar Sunita Kumari Sharma. After conducting hearing of the case through video-conferencing from Burail Jail on Monday, the additional sessions judge acquitted Tara.
It may be mentioned that Tara, who belonged to Dekwala village near Rupnagar, was arrested in Thailand early this year and was brought to India. He is also an accused in the case relating to assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.